½ c. butter or margarine, softened
⅔ c. light brown sugar
½ tsp. maple flavoring
1 c. flour
¼ c. butterscotch-flavored chips (optional)
Cream butter or margarine, adding sugar gradually until completely blended and no graininess remains. Add maple or vanilla flavoring, Stir in flour a little at a time, blending to the consistency of pastry dough. Roll into 1-inch balls, placing 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Criss-cross cookies with tines of floured fork or with a potato masher. Bake 10 - 12 min. at 325 F, or until edges are lightly browned. Let cool 5 min. on baking sheet before removing to rack. Makes about a dozen.